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Colorado Children's Campaign, 2014
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Colorado Children's Campaign, which provides the best available state- and county-level data to measure and track the education, health and general well-being of the state's children. "Kids Count in Colorado!" informs policy debates and community discussions, serving as…
Descriptors: Child Health, Well Being, Academic Achievement, Holistic Approach
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2012
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2011-2012. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. It reports the status of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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Mead, N.; Grigg, W.; Moran, R.; Kuang, M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Since 2005, the National Indian Education Study (NIES) has provided educators, policymakers, and the public with information about the background and academic performance of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. This report, the second in a two-part series based on the 2009 NIES survey,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Grade 4
National Assessment Governing Board, 2008
This document sets forth recommendations for the design of a new science assessment. The assessment resulting from this framework will start a new NAEP science trend (i.e., measure of student progress in science) beginning in 2009. This framework represents a unique opportunity to build on previous NAEP science work as well as key developments in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Tests, National Competency Tests, Scoring
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Planty, Michael; Hussar, William; Snyder, Thomas; Kena, Grace; KewalRamani, Angelina; Kemp, Jana; Bianco, Kevin; Dinkes, Rachel – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data capable of monitoring the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 46 indicators of important developments and trends in U.S.…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Enrollment Trends, Age Differences, Child Development
Bradbury, Judy – Libraries Unlimited, 2005
This third book in the four-book Children's Book Corner set provides a complete program for those starting a read-aloud program in their classroom, their school or public library, or their home. This volume focuses on read-alouds for children in grades 3 and 4. It provides book lists, book selection ideas, as well as pre-reading, while-reading,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Books, Childrens Literature
Louisiana State Department of Education, 2004
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) is an integral part of the Louisiana school and district accountability system passed by the state legislature and signed into law in 1997. The primary purposes of the accountability system are to raise expectations for achievement for all Louisiana public school students and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
Illinois State Board of Education, 2004
The Illinois Science Assessment Framework is designed to assist educators, test developers, policy makers and the public by clearly defining those elements of the Illinois Learning Standards that are suitable for state testing. It is not designed to replace a local science curriculum and should not be considered a state science curriculum. The…
Descriptors: State Standards, Student Evaluation, Course Content, Science Curriculum
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Tali Tal, Revital – Environmental Education Research, 2004
A case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school-based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation